Still whole, still transformed by love

Friday, May 1, 2009

Three chaplains talk about their work with elders A pianist plays familiar hymns as they gather in the chapel. Some people enter by wheelchair, others are led in…

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The Wedding Day

Friday, May 1, 2009

On this sunny August day chicory and Queen Anne’s lace grace the Illinois roadside. Red-winged blackbirds call o-ka-leee in a ripening field of grain. I ride to the…

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There’s junk at this end of the journey

Friday, May 1, 2009

It’s an insult,” he spouted, to have his driver’s license revoked when driving had been his life and his livelihood. The other three I heard from recently were…

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Employers honoured as Best Christian Workplaces

Friday, May 1, 2009

Job satisfaction, organizational commitment, supervisory effectiveness, and teamwork are some criteria that evaluate a good workplace, whether Christian or secular.

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Ottawa seminar links faith and advocacy

Friday, May 1, 2009

God’s call to turn swords into plowshares means more than talking – it also means taking action, a group of young adults learned during MCC Canada’s bi-annual Ottawa seminar for students in February.

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Transforming the church with Jesus

Friday, May 1, 2009

Springs of Living Water: Christ-Centered Church Renewal
Author: David S. Young
In Springs of Living Water, David Young draws on 30 years’ experience in the local church as a pastor, seminary professor, and church renewal facilitator, to outline a Christ-centred, Spirit-filled discipleship process to bring new life and vitality to the local church. The book provides a framework for what Richard Foster, in the foreword, calls “the soul transformation of the church.”

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Newsbriefs

Friday, May 1, 2009

Several U.S. Ten Thousand Villages stores resisted the new contract required by the board effective Apr. 1. The uniform contract for all stores requires 80 percent of profits…

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Small loans create new opportunities in Jordan

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ratiba Abdula’s garden in Wadi Rayan, Jordan, is divided into eight sections to ensure a continuous and year-round crop of thyme. She dries the leaves of this aromatic perennial herb in the sun and sells the dried thyme in the local market, giving her a monthly income of $35 – a new source of income made possible through a $70 loan provided by the Wadi Rayan Women’s Benevolent Society through a fund now supported by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).

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Will anyone recommend Christian higher education?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hundreds of Mennonite Brethren youth will soon graduate from high school. Some may be wondering what to do in September, or which university or college to attend. I…

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Booknotes

Friday, May 1, 2009

Profiles on “The Mill Grinds Fine: Collected Poems,” “A Prairie Pilgrim: Wilhelm H. Falk,” and “Like a Mustard Seed: Mennonites in Paraguay.”

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Manitoba Church on the Move

Friday, May 1, 2009

La Salle (Man.) Community Fellowship moved a church building 100 kilometres from Winkler to La Salle Mar. 16 to serve as their meeting place. The congregation has met at La Salle School for 14 years.

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Anabaptist and Renaissance man

Friday, May 1, 2009

Marpeck: A Life of Dissent and Conformity
Author:Walter Klaasen and William Klassen
Pilgram Marpeck (1495-1556), unlike many Anabaptists of his time, did not die a martyr’s death. Instead, he “lived on the edge, carefully navigating his fervent commitment to witnessing to an Anabaptist vision of the gospel alongside his more public persona as a highly skilled professional living in relative political and financial security.” How he managed the tensions of such navigation in an era when Catholics and Protestants were at each other’s throats, and the Turks a constant threat, is central to this book.

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Networth

Friday, May 1, 2009

Profiles on thirdway.com, rynomi.wordpress.com and sermonindex.net

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Ethiopian Mennonite serves at UN

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tigist Tesfaye Gelagle, a 25-year-old Ethiopian Mennonite, has keen interest in people outside her culture and context and in interfaith bridge building. Those interests brought her to the Mennonite Central Committee United Nations Liaison Office in New York as a Mennonite World
Conference (MWC) intern.

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12 years, 14,160 articles later, encyclopedia is online

Friday, May 1, 2009

When Richard Thiessen posted the 14,160th and final article from the Mennonite Encyclopedia onto the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (www.gameo.org), Feb. 20, his celebration was muted – everyone was asleep.

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